Studies in the College of Education begin in a curriculum described as pre-professional, either elementary education pre-professional (EDPPE) or secondary education pre-professional (EDPPS).
In this curriculum approximately 50 semester hours of general education is completed, including prerequisites for the professional courses.
Upon completion of at least 50 semester hours, as well as the teacher education admission requirements, students are eligible to make formal application to the professional education program. At that time, the curriculum is changed to a degree track curriculum in either elementary or secondary education.
Bachelor's Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
The elementary education program prepares students to teach children in kindergarten through sixth grade in self-contained classrooms.
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education
The secondary education program prepares students to teach in grades 6 through 12. Secondary educators teach in high schools, junior high schools, and middle schools. Secondary teachers prepare to teach in one or more content areas.
Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies
The educational studies program prepares successful candidates to participate in shaping and making educational policy, working with youth in non-school settings, preparing for international teaching, or participating in the entrepreneurial realm.
K-12 Online Teaching Undergraduate Certificate
This 12-credit hour certificate explores the pedagogy and best practices of online teaching and learning, and the necessary tools for designing, implementing, and teaching effective courses in virtual K-12 schools.
Available online – Learn more at K-State Global Campus.
Open to students that plan to coach at the high school or community level after graduation, the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) has accepted the K-State College of Education Coaching Endorsement as a substitute or waiver of the American Coaching Effectiveness Program (ACEP).
Undergraduate Provisional Endorsements
These programs prepare undergraduate education students for working with exceptional students in the general education classroom: